North East News

Mizo missionaries in quake hit Nepal decide to stay back

 Mizo missionaries in quake-ravaged Nepal declined to be evacuated and wanted to stay back to help those in need, Presbyterian Church's Mizoram Synod leaders on Tuesday said.

Nagaland CM Zeliang appoints one cabinet minister, 5 parliamentary secretaries

Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang on Monday elevated BJP legislator and parliamentary secretary Paiwang Konyak as Cabinet minister and appointed five new parliamentary secretaries including four Independents.

Nagaland government extends aid to quake-hit Nepal

The Government of Nagaland has extended an amount of Rs 10 lakh as aid towards the earthquake victims in Nepal.

BJP president slams Rahul over Kashmir situation remark

BJP president Amit Shah on Monday criticised Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his observation that he saw no change in the situation at Kashmir border under the present Narendra Modi government from that during the UPA regime.

Bangladesh border guards to tighten vigil along frontier

 The Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) would further tighten vigil along the India-Bangladesh border to check activities of the Indian militants, a Border Security Force (BSF) official said here Monday.

Woman suffers heart attack after earthquake in Tripura village

Yesterday's massive earthquake took the life of a 35-year-old village woman in Tripura's Unakoti district.

All Mizos in Nepal safe

All Mizos living in Nepal, many of them missionaries and evangelist teachers, were reportedly safe, reports from Nepal said.

Mission to clean up electoral rolls in northeast

To ensure clean electoral lists and eliminate error and duplication of names, India`s northeastern states will intensify the drive to purify the voters` lists in eight states, a top official said.

Earthquake tremor felt in Manipur

 The tremor, which shook the East and other parts of India, was also felt in Manipur on Saturday.

NIA to probe killing of three armymen by NSCN in Arunachal Pradesh

The NIA will probe the killing of three army personnel by suspected NSCN militants in Arunachal Pradesh recently.

Rainstorms hit northeast, normal life

Seasonal cyclonic rains and thunderstorms have hit northeastern states damaging houses and disrupting power supply and transport, officials said on Friday.

Storm affects power and water supply in Tripura

Cyclonic storm coupled with rain and thundershowers which had hit Tripura in the last three days has caused massive damage to water and power supply and it would take a few days to restore them, a state minister said on Friday.

Mizoram govt bans import of birds, eggs from Manipur

Mizoram government has banned the import of birds and eggs from neighbouring Manipur after reports of prevalence of avian influenza or bird flu in Manipur, a senior Animal Husbandry official said Friday.

Swine flu contained in Mizoram

 With no fresh case of swine flu being detected in Mizoram in the last few weeks, H1N1 virus has now been contained although people entering into the state were being screened as a precaution, a senior health official said.

Amit Shah arrives in Meghalaya to a 'beef party' and a bandh

A 'beef party' and a bandh greeted BJP president Amit Shah who visited the state on Wednesday as part of his north-east tour seeking to strengthen party base and urging workers to make public the alleged corruption by ruling Congress party in Meghalaya.

Five policemen injured in Meghalaya blast

Five policemen were injured in a bomb blast triggered by the militants in Meghalaya late Tuesday night, police said on Wednesday.

No move to gag the media: Mukul Sangma

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Tuesday allayed fears over his government's attempts to muzzle the media by legislating laws to regulate their functioning.

Amit Shah begins tour of three Northeast states, addresses BJP meet in Gangtok

BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday embarked on a three-day tour of north-eastern states of Sikkim, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh.

PM Modi confers award on Tripura block for financial inclusion

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday conferred an award on Tripura's Mandwai block where every tribal family has a bank account.

North East MGNREGA Employees Association being formed to fight for workers' rights

 The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) workers in the North East states have formed an employee association for the people in that region of the country, with the aim to regularise their jobs.

Meghalaya CM completes 5 years in office

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Monday completed five years in office on his 50th birthday on Monday.

Rebel group calls shutdown on BJP chief Amit Shah's visit to Meghalaya

The outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) on Sunday called for a 12-hour shutdown starting from 5 a.m. on April 22 to protest BJP president Amit Shah's visit to Meghalaya.

BJP won't ally with Congress: Amit Shah

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Saturday categorically stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre would never ally with the opposition Congress.

Amit Shah takes 5-hr road journey to reach rally venue in Imphal

BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday undertook a five-hour road journey from here to Imphal, where he is slated to address a public meeting in the evening.

TTAADC polls to witness multi-cornered contest in all seats

The elections to Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) slated for May 3 is all set to witness multi-corner fight in all the constituencies.

Take welfare schemes to grassroots level: Amit Shah to Northeast leaders

As part of efforts to strengthen the party in northeastern states, BJP president Amit Shah on Friday exhorted party leaders here to take developmental schemes enumerated by the Narendra Modi government to grassroots level and monitor them to keep a check on corruption.

Tripura tops for sixth year in providing rural jobs

The Left-ruled Tripura maintained its top position for the sixth consecutive year by providing 88 person-days' rural jobs per household under the job guarantee scheme during the 2014-15 fiscal, a Cabinet minister said here on Friday.

India to tighten vigil along Myanmar border

India would strengthen vigil along its border with Myanmar to check drugs and arms smuggling besides movement of inimical elements, including militants, officials said on Thursday.

Arunachal to ask Centre to review AFSPA extension

Arunachal Pradesh will ask the Centre to review and reconsider the decision to extend Armed Forces Special Powers' Act (AFSPA) to all districts of the state bordering with Assam.

Police commissionerate system inaugurated in Dimapur

Nagaland's commercial hub, Dimapur, has become the second city in the North East, after Guwahati in Assam to have a Commissionerate system of policing.